Advocacy

ADVOCACY

NAUS provides the resources and tools to keep our members and their families up-to-date on legislative issues affecting the uniformed service community.

For almost 50 years, NAUS has influenced legislation and policy affecting American uniformed service members, resulting in important policy and programmatic victories. NAUS’ legislative advocacy work has resulted in a longstanding track record of policies that protect or improve veterans benefits, military quality of life, VA health care, national security and job opportunities for veterans and their families.

Through our collaboration with several affiliated organizations, NAUS is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of special uniformed service community members.

World War II Vet, Art Albert, smiling

PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 2, 2014) Art Albert, a World War II veteran who served aboard USS Missouri from 1944 to 1947, reads a program during a ceremony of the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial.


2015 NAUS Legislative Agenda

View NAUS’ legislative agenda and priorities. Also, view NAUS’ legislative statements and public testimonies.

Weekly Legislative Update

Subscribe to the Watch Dog, the NAUS weekly e-newsletter legislative update. The Watch Dog keeps NAUS members’ up-to-date on legislative action and priorities.

CapWiz Legislative Alerts, Updates and Congressional Contacts

CapWiz powered by Congressional Quarterly Roll Call provides NAUS members with legislative alerts, voting summaries and Congressional hearing schedules on matters affecting uniformed service members and veterans. This service provides real time legislative updates and information.

NAUS PAC

NAUS is the Nation’s only Military Association with a Political Action Committee. The NAUS Political Action Committee (NAUS-PAC) is an active, nonpartisan lobbying force on Capitol Hill, representing our members’ specific interests. NAUS-PAC exclusively contributes to the campaign efforts of those candidates seeking national office who support the specific issues of interest to the uniformed service community.

RICK JONES, NAUS LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR

Rick Jones, NAUS Legislative Director

Rick Jones, NAUS Legislative Director

“NAUS has never shrunk from its responsibility to preserve, protect and enhance the benefits and support earned by our uniformed service members, their families, our retirees and veterans who have stepped forward to serve our country.”

NAUS has fought hard and won significant legislative victories:

  • Reversed retiree COLA cuts
  • Stopped major TRICARE fee
  • Won passage of new 21st Century GI Bill
  • Lowered retirement age and expanded education benefits for National Guard & Reserve Personnel
  • Restored tuition assistance funding after 2013 sequestration cuts
  • Stolen Valor Legislation
  • TRICARE For Life/TRICARE Senior Pharmacy
  • Concurrent Receipt
  • Repealed age-62 “Military Widow’s Tax”
  • Post – 9/11 GI Bill and Transferability